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The Commercial Road Power Station, Wolverhampton.

Power Station, Wolverhampton.

The Commercial Road Power Station, Wolverhampton.

Awaiting a new use.

On the opposite side of the canal, not far from Chillington Wharf, is the rear of this building. Built as the Municipal Lighting Works in 1894, this supplied the electrical needs of the town. This, of course, was before such things were done nationally! Interestingly, when first built it only generated electricity in the day – night time was supplied by battery. The canal, of course, was used to supply the coal needed to fire the Power Station.Sadly this has now become surplus to requirements and is getting into a very sorry state. Broken windows abound and the grounds around the back appear to be being used for fly-tipping. For more of the history of this building, see the Wolverhampton History Site.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 24 Apr 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 25mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/100 sec
  • ISO 320

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